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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning


Welcome to France Class!


We are France Class, Miss Boor is our teacher and Miss Tanner, Mrs Bullard and Mrs Hewitt are our learning assistants.

Autumn 2022


Our PE days are Monday and Friday.


In English this term we will be exploring:

  • The Enormous Turnip
  • The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge
  • My First Dog Book 
  • The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins

We will be writing for different purposes including writing traditional tales, narratives, letters and lists and creating fact files and non-chronological reports.


In Maths, Year 1 will be starting the term with place value within 10, followed by addition and subtraction within 10, shape and place value within 20.

Year 2 will be starting with place value within 100, followed by addition and subtraction within 100, money and multiplication and division.


In Phonics, Year 1 will begin by revisiting phase 3 and 4 for 2 weeks followed by beginning phase 5 whilst also working towards being able to read and spell the 100 and some of the 200 high frequency words as well as the Year 1 common exception word list.

Year 2 will begin by staring phase 6 developing their knowledge and understanding of spelling rules as well as working towards being able to read and spell the 200 high frequency words and the Year 2 common exception word list.

This term our topics are:

Science - The Human Body and Animals and their needs

Geography - Spatial Sense 

History - Discovering History

Art - Printing

Design Technology - Food: Fruit and Vegetables and Mechanisms: making a moving story book

PE - Gymnastics and Multiskills

Computing - Technology around us and Digital painting

PSHE - It's my body and One World

RE - Friendship and Gifts and Giving

Music - Hands, feet, heart

Villain Day

Friday 11th March has been a very exciting day! The children all dressed up as villains from different stories and films. This week we have been reading and doing lots of activites based around the book 'Inside the Villains' by Clotilde Perrin. We focused on the giant and created our own giant to base a letter on giving the reasons we should be the giant to star in the next new story.

World Book Day

This year our World Book Day had a Roald Dahl theme.

Each of the children were given a wooden spoon to decorate at home, they were all bursting with excitement present their spoon to the class. They were all able to explain which character their spoon represented and the book that their character came from.

Across the day we read several chapters from Fantastic Mr Fox and tried to infer how the characters might be feeling at different points in the story.


Home Learning


At the beginning of the topic a homework list was added to our Class Dojo page which contained a list of activities linked to our topic which can be completed weekly, please can photos of completed work be added to Class Dojo. 


We expect children to be reading at home daily to enable them to apply their phonics and develop fluency. Please use: ‘What is … doing?’, ‘Who (action relating to a character)?’, ‘Why do you think…?’, ‘How do you know…?’ and ‘What do you think…?’ as sentence starters to help develop their understanding and comprehension. To extend their reading you could ask your child to write a sentence to answer a question that you have asked them.


Each week an overview will be posted to Class Dojo detailing the learning for the coming week, as well as suggestions of activities to do at home to consolidate and extend this learning.


Times tables are an important part of Maths. Throughout Year 2 and towards the end of Year 1 children will be learning about and solving problems involving their times tables. To support their rapid recall of these please encourage your child to use TTRockstars regularly.